Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The pitch is the foremost contested public space autocrats cannot fully control and are unable to simply shut down. It also creates opportunities such as to distract public attention away from widespread grievances
Qatar bids to address severe criticism from trade unions and to restore its image before the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Doha aims to abolish a scheme that critics denounce as modern day slavery
Whıle generally loath to suspending federations for political meddling, FIFA could be forced to suspend the Egyptian FA for the military ulers’ attempt to dictate the country’s football setup
Saudi Arabia’s religious leaders are concerned that the football fanaticism in the country is threatening the role of religion
in the country.
Despite the peace efforts on the political agenda, Israeli football continues to brim with discrimination and bigotry.
Qatari government’s hopes to establish a sports-focused soft power through its World Cup bid, in the absence of hard power, are fading, as it fails to take persuasive steps towards improving the much-criticized employment conditions in the country
Egyptian football fans threaten to disrupt the country’s newly revived league and align the universities as battle grounds against the armed forces and the military-backed government